Movies and TV shows like Ezel

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Ezel (2009)
 8.7
 32K
Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a successful man, but inwardly driven by one thing - his determination to understand why the people he loved betrayed him, and take his revenge.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: warden, prison, mafia, tragic love, intrigue, vengeance, manipulation, ex convict, hidden identity, tragic hero, betrayal, murder, court, seduction, mystery, life is a bitch, organized crime, frame up, rivalry, disorder, false arrest, regret, love, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey

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Most similar movies to Ezel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, rivalry, deadly, vengeance and mystery mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ezel: Suskunlar (2012), For Love and Honour (2007), La Reina del Sur (2011), Damages (2007), The Dead Lake (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 6K
Suskunlar (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Suskunlar, is a Turkish television drama series based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of Sleepers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, crimes, buddies, rivalry, friendship, murder, death, lawyer, graphic violence, friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
For Love and Honour (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Ali Osman is a former bully of city of Istanbul. But lately he gives up bully and starts to operate a synthetic pitch. He often meets his old friends, former bullies, too. One day Ali Osman receives a news which is related with his previous ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, art house ...
Plot: mafia, femme fatale, blackmail, criminal heroes, protective parent, rivalry, vengeance, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, mob boss, forced into action, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rivalry, power struggle, drug dealing, mafia, life is a bitch, rise to the top, criminal heroes, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 30K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, powerful corporation, female lawyer, court, legal investigation, corporate crimes, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 445
The Dead Lake (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Experienced Moscow police officer Maksim Pokrovskiy is sent to Northern Russia to investigate the murder of the local Oligarch's daughter.
Style: tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: murder, crimes, society, police, death, dishonesty, rivalry, violence, vengeance, adaptation, life is a bitch, female nudity ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Love, Lies and Murder (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: This movie, based on the true story, begins with the murder of a housewife. When troubled teenage daughter confesses the crime, it looks like a solved case. But, the investigators are suspicious because of the lack of motive and spend years trying ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, murder, lifetime, sexual abuse, brother in law sister in law relationship, serial killer, rape, psychopath, mind game, investigation, betrayal, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, mob boss, mafia, criminal heroes, betrayal, respect, ex convict, british, power struggle, relatives, crime boss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, east end london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 656
Mafiosa (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality.
Style: captivating, serious, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: mafia, murder, crimes, rivalry, family business, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, gang, betrayal, family problems, gangsters, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, murder, crimes, vengeance, blind ambition, family business, suspicion, mob boss, regret, corruption, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 3K
Mother Goose (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Sonja (Alexandra Rapaport) lives a rather carefree life with her beloved family. The husband Frederick's marijuana business providing family finances a silver lining. But life is shattered and Sonja forced to play a dangerous game with both ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: chick flick
Plot: organized crime, family relations, female protagonist, intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, rivalry, escapades, crimes, society, vengeance, scheming ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 190
Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police investigation, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, female assassin, musician, nypd, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In Face of the Crime (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 479 min.
TV show
Story: Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a German television series about the Russian mafia in Berlin. It received high critical acclaim, but the viewer figures were disappointing. It was broadcast by ARTE and Das Erste.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police, society, law enforcement, prostitute, crimes, dishonesty, organized crime, money, prostitution, police investigation, love, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 4K
El marginal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An ex-cop entered a prison as convicted under a false identity in order to infiltrate within a group of prisoners that has just kidnapped the teenage daughter of an important national judge.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison, violence, justice, investigation, dishonesty, murder, prison life, vengeance, life is a bitch, friendship, chase, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, vengeance, perfect crime, law enforcement, right and wrong, rivalry, police corruption, dishonesty, nypd, dirty cop, the underworld ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mystery, investigation, hidden identity, disorder, mistaken identity, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 114
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 991
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 70K
The Bandit (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran can't help but be shocked to discover that his home village ...
Style: light, talky, surreal, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, mafia, betrayal, gangsters, criminal's revenge, prison, hotel, revenge, life philosophy, tragedy, philosophy, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, tokyo, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 21K
Ringer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. On May 13, 2011, it was reported that ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, twin sister, blended family, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disappearance, disorder, plan gone awry, crimes, mystery, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 283
Broken Angel (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Santa Diabla is the story of Santa Martínez, a woman who seeks revenge for the murder of her husband Willy Delgado.
Style: suspense, serious, tense, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: fall in love, intrigue, eccentric family, family relations, rivalry, vengeance, high priced lawyer, power relations, manipulation, suburbs, dishonesty, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporate crime, greed, lawyer, dishonesty, legal investigation, investigation, hopes, legal, corporate crimes, price of justice, uncover truth, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman returns to her hometown searching for answers after she's released from prison, having served a 25-year sentence for a crime she didn't commit.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, homecoming, frame up, righting the wronged, mystery, injustice, abduction, cover up, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.2
 4K
Black Widow (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Carmen, the daughter of a notorious Amsterdam drug lord, reluctantly takes charge of the family's smuggling business in order to clear her husband's debts.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: mafia, organized crime, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, single parent, fear, gangsters, family, criminal organization, bandit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4.9
 462
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, psychopath, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, surveillance, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 1K
The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, deaf, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, corruption, homicide detective, murder mystery, police corruption, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.8
 568
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, photographer, murder, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 299K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, family relations, rivalry, murder, violence, teenage girl, survival, law enforcement, cheating wife, organized crime ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, mystery, disorder, murder, friends, youth, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 725
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, manipulation, hitman, hidden identity, femme fatale, crime gone awry, dangerous attraction, couples, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Return to Eden (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: Stephanie Harper is rich but insecure 40 year old heiress with two failed marriages behind her. Stephanie believes that she has found true love with tennis pro Greg Marsden, but after the wedding, Greg promptly begins an affair with Stephanie’s ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, crimes, attempted murder, dishonesty, hidden identity, rivalry, presumed dead, greed, boat, romance, plastic surgery ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%